Friday, November 28, 2008
Vincent Nguyen of SlashGear had a chance to check out the new MacBook Air. He found it to be a major upgrade in specs across the board. But still the price is what stops most of us from buying a Mac.
The Air remains Apple’s niche road-warrior option; now those owners can spend more time battling the competition than their notebook. If you fit the profile, you won’t be disappointed.
Read entire Review HERE
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Imagination Technologies has sign a deal with a "major international consumer electronics company,"EETimes.com spills the beans that it is in fact Sony and deals with Imagination's PowerVR architecture being used in the successor to the PSP.
Here are some product's that we reviewed or used that we feel are must have items.
TECLAST T50 - OEM VERSION - The Teclast T50 has a capacitive multi-touch screen and is the best value MP4 player around at under $100. It has alot of features that come close to the iPod Touch. Starting at $96 Product Page HERE
Inka Pen - The Inka Pen is a small keychain pen that turns into a full size pen. It also has a PDA stylus tip and has great build quality. Starting at $20 Product Page HERE
X-Mini Capsule Speaker - Small portable speaker that would work great with an iPod, Netbooks, and laptops. This small speaker is big in bass and are definate upgrade over the wimpy built in speakers in your electronics. Starting at $24.99 Product Page X-mini Capsule Speaker
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Retrevo is offering a free download of the Black Friday Strategy Guide.
What is the Strategy Guide?
The 2008 Black Friday Strategy Guide is an e-document that you can download, print, and take along with you on your Black Friday shopping trip. The document details the locations of the best deals, prices, descriptions, and tips on how to make sure you get them.
Download it HERE
Now that trucker hat chic is pretty well played out, perhaps it is time for baggage handler headphone nonchalance. These ATH-SQ5 Audio-Technica headphones are way more comfortable than they look, durable, airtight (of course), and actually sound great. Only available direct from Japan.
Product Page HERE
Monday, November 24, 2008
Portable Monkey has an excellent article on the 1000H EEE PC compared to the S101. He found that the S101 was better for his needs. But found the 1000H a better value with price and hard drive space. Read his entire comparison HERE
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here's yet another under $100 MP4 player worth a look. The Onda VX777LE has a price of $89.50 for 8GB of Flash memory. This is quite a bargain for a touchscreen player. Has all the features you would find in most players as well as TV out.
Order one now HERE
Over at Scott's Soapbox he has a review of the EEE PC Super Battery. And it's not looking good. He found that the EEE PC Super Battery performed worst than the smaller sized 6 cell battery. He also points out the bad Dealextreme customer service which is true I think partly due to the fact there workers do not speak very good english.
Read Scott's experience with the Super Battery HERE
Thursday, November 20, 2008
LaptopMag.com has a brief hands on preview of the Asus EEE 1002HA. The 1002HA is the replacement for the 1000H series of Netbooks. And is a hybrid between the 1000 series and premium S series line. Expect this to be release the end of November to early December for $499.99.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
According to several sources and the recent FCC filing the Asus EEE 1002HA will be released on or around November 24. There are already two ebay sellers who are preorder the netbook. Expect online retailers to have the 1002HA available on November 24.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The Dell Mini 9 is finally available in RED(just like when Michael Dell showed it off to Gizmodo). It will also be available in Pink along with an upgrade to 32GB SSD for these new colors. Unfornately right now it's only available in Japan.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here's yet another Teclast player. The Teclast M35 will feature a stunning 3.5" OLED screen. Other features include:
* Rockchip RK2706
* 3.5" OLED display
* Capacitive touch buttons (not touch screen)
* Support for CMMB/DVB-T
* 1500mAH Li-Ion Battery
No word on pricing or release...more details as they come.
via Planet Metropolis Blog
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Dell Inspiron Mini 12 is now available on the U.S. Dell site. Prices start at $549 to $649. The base unit comes with a 1.33GHZ Atom processor with 40GB Hard Drive, and 3 cell battery. While the midrange bumps to 1.6ghz, 60gb hard drive, and 6 cell battery. And the top end model adds the largest 80gb hard drive and 2 year warranty.
Order now at Dell HERE
Korean company UMID has announced an Atom powered clamshell MID. UMID MID will feature a 1.1GHz/1.3GHz Intel Atom Z510/Z520 processor, up to 32GB SSD, and OS options that include Windows XP and Vista. At only 11.1 ounce this is one of the smallest clamshell MID's around. Since this has Wibro don't expect this to be released outside of Korea.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Leaked ad on Black Friday deals that the Dell Mini 9 will go for $299. Not sure if this is the Ubuntu or Windows XP version. But if they want it to be a sweet deal I am hoping for XP version come Black Friday.
Friday, November 07, 2008
I got my hands on the OEM Teclast T50+ with TV out. First impression it's almost identical to the Teclast T50 with two differences.
First the Teclast T50+ features TV out. Something the original T50 did not have. The latest firmware includes support for US NTSC format. I haven't tried this feature out yet so stay tuned...
Second the Teclast T50+(also known as the Teclast T50 Second Edition, S:flo lite, Cyc-V49TV, among other re branding names) has a single point capacitive screen compared to the multi-point capacitive screen found on the T50. Basically the T50+ can only register one finger at a time. While the T50 can register two or more fingers at one time. This is the reason you can pinch and zoom in and out of a picture on the T50. There has been much debate about whether the T50+ has a resistive or capacitive screen. Well from using it myself it definitely has a capacitive screen.
Reason why I come to this conclusion with the help of David at Planet-Metropolis is that the screen only registers a finger. I've tried several various things like stylus, pens, other objects and none of the register on the touchscreen. It also has a hard plastic screen unlike resistive screens which have the spongy soft touchscreen similar to the ones found on PDA's. It also doesn't have a raised bezel like the Onda VX858 or VX747 have. Resistive screen work best with a fingernail or stylus. While the capacitive screen works best with the soft skin of the fingertip. And finally the clarity of the screen of the T50+ is very close if not the same to the T50. While resistive screens only have 75% clarity.
If your interested in buying the OEM Teclast T50 Second Edition then head over to U.S. based Planet Metropolis HERE
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Diamond jewellers, De Vere’s of London have unveiled their beautiful diamond encrusted iPhone 3G, the ‘Angels Tears’. This stunning Art Deco inspired Apple iPhone has been created by De Vere’s founder Philip De Vere in memory of his mother who died of ovarian cancer. A number of examples are being sold to raise money for the research and treatment of women’s cancers. They are available for a limited time at £2499 (USD$3981.73).
I wanted to create a damned sexy and desirable iPhone, capable of giving anyone’s thumbs an orgasm”. Philip De Vere said.
The unlocked (by Apple) 16GB black backed 3G iPhones have 400 small brilliant cut diamonds set into the steel bezel surrounding the front screen. The majority of these diamonds are F colour, VS clarity whites, apart from one corner, which has pink diamonds that gradually fade to whites as they extend along the edges of the iPhone.
At a later date, if the owner wishes, the diamonds can be removed from the iPhone and set into custom made jewellery. A plain bezel can then be refitted to the original iPhone. De Vere’s of London can inset any number of diamonds, from 25 to 425 to create either a diamond accented (detailed) or diamond encrusted iPhone 3G. The Angels Tears diamond iPhone is available from De Vere’s for £2499 (USD$3981.73) for a limited time.
Prices for other ‘De Vere Diamond iPhones’ start from £281.75 (USD$448.92) for the 25 diamond ’25 Wishes’ bezel, fitted to an existing iPhone.
Product Page HERE
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Gunnar Optiks has created a range of eyewear that is specially design to reduce eyestrain while looking at the computer screen all day. At least from several reviews the glasses seem to work.
Product Page HERE
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
The S101 from Asus is now available at Amazon.com. The price is steep for a netbook but cheaper than a Macbook Air. And it be called the best looking netbook yet. Available in Graphite(Black) or Brown.
ASUS Eee PC S101 10.2-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB Solid State Drive, 30 GB eStorage, XP Home) UV Painting Graphite
ASUS Eee PC S101 10.2-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB Solid State Drive, 30 GB eStorage, XP Home) UV Painting Brown
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Woot has the Acer Aspire One for $289.99 with $5 shipping. This is the low end model with 1.6ghz Atom, 8GB SSD, and Linpus Linux.
If your interested then hurry as this is only available today and can sell out at any moment.
Just as planned the Asus S101 goes on sale today at NewEgg.com. I'm sure other online shops will follow suit. The S101 comes at a premium for $699.99. You can buy it now in your choice of Graphite or Brown.